Mind Leak - Use Apps Less!

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About this app

This app will make you aware of when you keep using certain apps for too long. I call this a Mind Leak. When this happens, the app will show you yourself staring into the phone (or alternatively someone else staring) as a reminder that your mind leaked. This will help you reduce your time in the apps you wanna use less.

Stop doom scrolling and reduce your screen time! The idea of seeing yourself staring might seem funny at first, but it's actually quite effective at reducing the time you spend procrastinating. It’s an unusual way to fight the addictive algorithms of social media, support digital minimalism, or start a digital detox.

There are no ads or analytics and the app relies on generosity alone. Your data is safe, will only be stored locally, and never be shared with anybody.

Who am I?
Hi, my name is Micha, I'm an independent developer and the creator of this app (and others). When I'm not working on an app, you'll usually find me running, hiking, or reading.

How did I get the idea?
Actually I didn't! The original idea was conceived by Tarik, who realized during lockdown that he was spending way too much time on his phone. During a conversation with his friend Marleen, he wondered how this made his face look. Shouldn't there be an app for that? So Marleen, who happens to be my girlfriend, shared the idea and it all came together!
Let's also not forget Marleen's cat Lola, who you might have seen in one of the example videos. Needless to say, no animals were harmed during the making of this app!

Made with ❤️ in Berlin
Follow on Twitter for the latest news: https://twitter.com/mindleakapp
Updated on
Jul 24, 2022

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130 reviews
shubham swaraj
August 1, 2022
Hey there's no front camera option in my phone... It into shows gif and recorded video option... How to fix that
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
August 2, 2022
On newer Android versions the app is not able to use the camera. This is due to privacy restrictions in Android that prevent apps that run in the background to access the camera.
Abhishek Gupta
April 21, 2022
It's a nice concept and really useful, but sometimes the thing doesn't work. I had to reinstall for it to work properly. I had to face this issue twice in 3 days. Hope it'll get fixed.
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
April 22, 2022
I will need more information, as I cannot reproduce the problem. The next time this happens (and only then), open the app, open the help menu in the upper right, diagnose & contact, and send via email. Add a short reminder and I will look into it! Thank you. plug@mindleak.app PS: Also let me know, for which app the leak should have been shown.
Meredith Z
February 4, 2021
The idea is Amazing! I do hope that we can tap the little gif and choose whether to snooze or close the app directly instead of going in to the mind leak app every time. (I don't know whether it's technically feasible, but I do hope that it can be done! )
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
February 4, 2021
Yes, when you tap the little overlay you get to a screen where you can snooze or disable it. (You can see that screen in the screenshots in the Play Store.)

What's new

• Fix for failed pop-ups finally
• Libraries updated
• Fix for one faulty library in